Generationals // It May Get Bad When You’re Lonely and Cold

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Generationals are back, and the duo has shared a new track entitled “It May Get Bad When You’re Lonely and Cold“! Generationals are NOLA natives Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer and have been creating infectious dance pop since 2007. No news on a new album.

Purchase it here.

New Video // Valee – Vlone

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G.O.O.D. Music artist Valee likes to walk (and rap) quietly and carry a big coffee. Mmhm.

Tove Lo // Bitches

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Swedish pop star, Tove Lo has been fully expressing herself since 2013…I’m sure before that as well, but we knew early on, she was rarely going to filter herself. Her latest album, Lady Wood, keeps pumping out the hits and the fun.

Just in time for Pride weekend, Tove Lo recruits Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant, and ALMA for a sassy/cheeky new video for her single “Bitches,” directed by Lucia Aniello. The ladies provide some much needed “couples counseling” for Paul W. Downs and Jessy Hodges (Broad City, Rough Night). As a proud member LGBTQ community Tove Lo will headline at LA PRIDE on June 10 and NY PRIDE on June 23.

Speedy Ortiz returns to The Hi-Fi

A couple of months ago, Massachusetts band Speedy Ortiz released their third album, Twerp Verse, through Carpark Records. They’ll swing through the midwest this summer, with a return date at the Hi-Fi on June 20th. Anna Burch and Xetas will support. Get up to speed(y) with the band’s new album and recent videos below:

Villain

Lean In When I Suffer

Lucky 88

Speedy Ortiz on Tour:
5/29/18 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
5/30/18 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
6/1/18 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
6/2/18 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
6/3/18 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
6/5/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
6/6/18 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
6/7/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
6/9/18 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
6/10/18 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
6/12/18 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
6/13/18 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
6/14/18 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
6/16/18 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
6/17/18 – Omaha, NE – Reverb
6/19/18 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
6/20/18 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
6/26/18 – Boston, MA – Royale

Sam Evian // You, Forever

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Sam Owens, the New York-based musician, songwriter, and producer that records music under the moniker Sam Evian will release his new album You, Forever this coming June 1st through Saddle Creek Records. We recently featured the album track “IDGAF” on our SIRIUS XMU show, and now Sam is back with two new preview tracks to keep our excitement high. I’m really loving the slacker meander of “You, Forever.” Sam says…

“A few years back, I had a prolific week of writing after I fell on some icy concrete and smacked my head on a steel grate. I’m sure I sustained some sort of concussion, which left me feeling pretty lucid. I had been thinking about Bowie a lot, and decided to try and write something with a ‘Rock and Roll Suicide’ kinda vibe. ‘You, Forever’ just tumbled out of my head, lyrics, melody and all. It was kind of stream of consciousness, which is rare for me. I shelved the song and forgot about it, but dug it out when I was preparing to make this record. It was exciting to sing the words again. They felt more potent than I remembered, but still had the charm of a nice head injury. ‘If you’re anxious, If you’re worn, if you’re keeping to yourself on the telephone’ …who isn’t?”

You, Forever

Country

Trevor Powers // Playwright

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Trevor Powers sunset his Youth Lagoon project back in 2016 and, upon conclusion of his tour that year, dropped out. He has now resurfaced, ready for a fresh start, under his born name with a new song and video and the announcement of the launch of his own label, Baby Halo. Powers also shared the above note, further explaining his retirement from Youth Lagoon.

This new song, “Playwright,” is a beauty, as is the video. The song floats along with brief moments of intensity featuring Trevor’s vocals above asian-inflected orchestration and electronic sonic alterations.

The video, featuring famed synchronized swimming outfit the Aqualillies and directed by Dan Opsal, showcases the mysteriously masked, billowy figures intertwining, trapped in a deep blue underwater setting, and seems to visually articulate Powers’ views on this former project.

“I ended Youth Lagoon because it became a mental dungeon, & I was its captive,” Powers explains. “My intention was never to keep it going — only to serve as a nod to the blooming years. It’s been said the worst prisons are the ones we build for ourselves / the barriers, rules, & regulations that we choose to live by out of fear of the unknown or because we think it’s what we’re supposed to do. But I now feel freed. This project is the beginning of something new; not the continuation of something old.”

Watch Video for New Single “Blue Rose” from Amen Dunes

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The fifth album, Freedom, from Damon McMahon aka Amen Dunes is setting up to be potentially his best work to date. “Blue Rose” is the latest track (following “Miki Dora”) from it and comes with a video directed by Alex Goldberg. The LP is available for pre-order through Sacred Bones.